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IRISH EYES SMILING

Posted on 12 April 2006  - 12:00

Robbie Keane feels he's in the best form of his career - and puts a lot of it down to the enjoyment factor at Spurs.

Robbie Keane feels he's in the best form of his career - and puts a lot of it down to the enjoyment factor at Spurs.

The striker is joint fourth in the Premiership goalscoring charts with 14 goals including 12 in his last 18 starts and seven in his last seven.

Once again, it's the quality of the goals that stand Robbie apart. His recent strike against Blackburn - flicking a throw-in over Robbie Savage, tricking past Andy Todd and volleying home - will go down as one of his best.

So was he in the best form of his career? "At the moment I’d probably have to say yes," considered Robbie at Spurs Lodge.

"I’m certainly enjoying my football more than I have for a long time and that’s all credit to the team – when the team is doing well it’s easy for you to do well. There's a great spirit here as well.

"I’m playing regularly and that helps and I feel good, I feel when I go out on the pitch I can do something that could help change a game. I feel confident at the moment."

Our vice-captain and newly-appointed Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie was keen to stress that it's not just him with the goal-den touch and that a number of our squad have the ability to turn a game.

"We have the players who can do that and obviously it’s not just me or anyone else, it’s about the team," he added.

"It’s good to have players who can change games because sometimes in certain matches, in tight situations where it’s hard to break a team down, we have the players who can do it in a second."

As for the season, Keano's eye lit up again. "It’s brilliant," he said. "The best since I’ve been here.

"It’s the end of the season and we’re playing for something. It’s a great opportunity and at the moment the lads are doing the business but we know we need to continue."